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      Pinus mugo (P. mugo subsp. mughus)
    Mugo Pine ( Swiss Mountain Pine, Mugho Pine )
       Evergreen Tree
    
HEIGHT:15 - 40 feet
SPREAD:10 - 20 feet
DISTINCTIONS:Shrub or tree, quite variable in form and size; some varieties can grows to 50'+; excellent survivor; needles in clusters of 2, 1"-3" long; prefers well-drained soil; sun; prune new shoots, called candles, in spring to prevent irregular, sprawling form.
LIMITATIONS:Great variability in size so it may become much larger than advertised. Dwarf cultivars most useful in the home landscape; subject to moose browse; northern seed source produces the hardiest plants for interior and western Alaska; in Fairbanks does better with winter protection.
HARDINESS: INT, SC, SE, W (Zone 3)
ORIGIN: Mountains of central and southern Europe
CULTIVARS:subsp. uncinata – Mountain pine, presented as its own species by some nurseries; tree-like with a single trunk, 50'-75' tall.; var. rostrata ‘Tannenbaum’ Small, uniformly shaped, single-stem tree form; grafted on P. sylvestris rootstock; maintains lower branches; reaches 12' in height with 6' base spread. See entry under Evergreen Shrubs.
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